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Discussion in 'iMac' started by dring, Jul 19, 2015.
As shown in the title. Thanks.
I assume, you mean the price for the upcoming model? Well it is definitely not going up (except they throw in 512gb ssd standard). Typically retina macs start with a pretty high price tag and then come down in the next iteration. But since Apple already lowered the price, they might stay like this.
Yes, the price for the upcoming model.
Got it. It's quite nice for me to hear these.
Do you plan on buying now or waiting for October?
Maybe in December.
Id expect a small price drop considering the manufacturing yield for the displays, which is the biggest stand-out of the computer, will be a lot better for the next revision.
Are you expecting to see 3 base model iMacs in the next gen? iMacs typically have had 2 config per screen size, with BTO upgrades. Right now the retina models are 1,999/2,499. Are you asking if the 2,499 will price drop? I don't think this will happen until DDR4 goes mainstream and drops in price. I say that thinking the next gen systems will be Skylake based, which will use DDR4 memory among other, more expensive new components.
Apple cut the price of $2,499 iMac 5K when it released $1,999 iMac 5K. It's $2,299 at present.
DDR4 memory... Yeah, that's more expensive than DDR3 one.
When I get mine.. I'm waiting for the next update.. I will probably get the 256GB SSD but upgrade to the i7 processor for editing RAW images..
Assuming it will come with 8GB.. I have hopes Apple make it 16 standard.. but if its 8.. I will get another 16 from a third party..
That's the plan
The 5K iMac is a fantastic bargain at the moment. A 5K monitor is $1800 at least on it's own, if you have something that can run it.... But with the imac you get a top spec computer and the best software around thrown in, as well as the nicest design of a screen you can buy IMO.
anybody expecting the price to come down is just living in cloud cuckoo land.
Having just purchased one this weekend, it's hard to consider that hit to my credit card a "bargain". But the value is hard to argue, especially with discounts that got the 3.5GHz model darned close to $2,000 with price-matching.
It could drop to 1799 and 1999 like the old non-retina model. Maybe not next refresh though.
Not considering the current cost of a 5K panel....
Would definitely agree with this. Whilst I'm not a huge fan of the current iMac due to the, in my opinion, fairly weak graphics chip for the price, the screen quality is simply fantastic.
I remember it being similar back when the 27" iMac was first released back in 2009 - at the time buying an iMac just for the 27" 1440p screen was actually justified.
With that said, I'd love to see a sensibly priced 5k panel for my desktop PC .
That's if your desktop has 2 thunderbolt 2 ports to run the damn thing!!!
Uhg.... I must have blacked that out of my memory, since I bought that model 2 weeks before the price drop. I got it for sub-$2,000 as open box from Best Buy, so not that big of a deal. But it is always a sign that a new model is coming soon if I buy anything.
MacWorld's review of the $2,000 imac Retina.
Includes a small amount of benchmarking on the graphics card. (Tomb Raider. Batman, Arkham City, Unreal Heaven, and yes, Cinebench)
Perhaps this is your super powers...